cup cake

cupcake

[kuhp-keyk]
noun
1.
a small cake, the size of an individual portion, baked in a cup-shaped mold.
2.
Older Slang.
a.
a sexually attractive young woman.
b.
a beloved girl or woman.

Origin:
1820–30, Americanism; cup + cake

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cupcake (ˈkʌpˌkeɪk)
 
n
a small cake baked in a cup-shaped foil or paper case

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cupcake
1828, Amer.Eng., from cup + cake, probably from the cups they are baked in, but possibly from the small measures of ingredients used to make them. Meaning "attractive young woman" is recorded from 1930s, Amer.Eng.
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